Explore beyond Santiago’s city center to discover off-the-beaten-path highlights and hidden gems of Chile’s capital. With your expert guide, drive to historic downtown landmarks, head to the top of San Cristobal Hill for a spectacular panorama of the city, then venture into the Santiago’s diverse neighborhoods. Visit the metropolitan financial district, the cobblestone streets of Santiago’s boho arts district, and the charming colonial artisan pueblito at the foothills of the Andes.
On this spectacular Santiago private tour, explore beyond the city center to discover off-the-beaten-path highlights and hidden gems of Chile’s capital. With your expert guide, drive to historic downtown landmarks like the Palacio la Moneda and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Head to the top of San Cristobal Hill for a spectacular panorama of the city and surrounding Andes mountains, then venture into the Santiago’s diverse districts for an up-close look at the mountainside city. Explore the metropolitan financial district, the cobblestone streets of Santiago’s boho arts district, and the charming colonial artisan pueblito at the foothills of the Andes.
Duration: 10 hours | 10:00am – 3:00pm (15:00)
This tour will show you Santiago’s historic downtown and beyond. You will be picked up by one of our expert guides in a private vehicle and explore the downtown area as well as Santiago’s diverse and interesting neighborhoods.
We start by visiting San Cristobal Hill where we will take a cable car to the summit and enjoy the most amazing panoramic views of the entire city and Andes Mountains.
Afterwards, we will drive through the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista before arriving in the historic city center where we will see Florestal Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, Plaza de Armas (Santiago’s main square), the Cathedral, City Hall, Historic Post Office, Old Congress Building, Palacio La Moneda (The Government House), National Theater, and Santa Lucía Hill. Originally named Cerro Huelén by the Mapuche Indians, Santa Lucía Hill is where Pedro de Valdivia founded the city in 1541. We will also pass through the vibrant bohemian neighborhood of Lastarria.
We will then drive to the eastern side of the city, to the financial heart of Santiago, known for its modern buildings and impressive glass skyscrapers, passing by Costanera Center, South America’s tallest building. You will see why this area is known as “Sanhattan” among the locals.
Then we will visit the upscale neighborhood of Las Condes and stop at El Pueblito de Los Dominicos, a beautiful handicraft market in the shadow of the Andes designed to resemble a colonial village, where you will see local artisans actually working in their trade. Located next to the beautiful San Vicente Ferrer Church, a national monument, the village is a “must see” in Santiago. The shops built with clay and straw, are home to more than 180 artisans, representing the best and most complete showing of Chilean handicraft.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.